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Adrienne Rich's Poetry: Texts of Poems, The Poet On Her Work. Reviews and Criticism., Gelpi, Barbara Charlesworth & Albert Gelpi (Selected & Edited by).
Adrienne Rich's Poetry: Texts of Poems, The Poet On Her Work. Reviews and Criticism.
Gelpi, Barbara Charlesworth & Albert Gelpi (Selected & Edited by).
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Andre Gide: His Life and His Work., Pierre-Quint, Leon. Translation by Dorothy M. Richardson.
Andre Gide: His Life and His Work.
Pierre-Quint, Leon. Translation by Dorothy M. Richardson.
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Mad Mary Lamb: Lunacy and Murder in Literary London., [Lamb, Charles & Mary] Hitchcock, Susan Tyler.
Mad Mary Lamb: Lunacy and Murder in Literary London.
[Lamb, Charles & Mary] Hitchcock, Susan Tyler.
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Jack London's Golden State., London, Jack. Haslam Gerald (Ed.).
Jack London's Golden State.
London, Jack. Haslam Gerald (Ed.).
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60 Years of Best Sellers 1895-1955., Hackett, Alice Payne.
60 Years of Best Sellers 1895-1955.
Hackett, Alice Payne.
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The American Short Story., Ross, Danforth.
The American Short Story.
Ross, Danforth.
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The Fiction of Philip Roth and John Updike., [Roth, Philip]. [Updike, John]. Searles, George J.
The Fiction of Philip Roth and John Updike.
[Roth, Philip]. [Updike, John]. Searles, George J.
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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature., Atwood, Margaret.
Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature.
Atwood, Margaret.
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The Nobel Prize Annual 1989.
1 The Nobel Prize Annual 1989.
New York. IMG Publishing. 1990. Hardcover in cloth boards stamped in gilt. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Light shelf wear to jacket. A nice copy. 4to. xiii, 107 pp. Chapters devoted to the six winners. Literature: Dr. Camilo Jose Cela. Peace: Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama. With listings of all laureates since 1901. Photo illustrations throughout. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
Afro-American Authors., Adams, William.
2 Adams, William. Afro-American Authors.
Boston. Houghton Mifflin. 1972. Very good in wrappers. Book is square, tight and clean with no internal markings. Wrappers rubbed and edge worn. Trade paperback. 5.25" x 8.25". 165 pp. Includes excerpts of the writings of Frederick Douglass, Paul Laurence Dunbar, W. E. B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin, Eldridge Cleaver, LeRoi Jones, and many others. 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
The Art of Literary Research., Altick, Richard D.
3 Altick, Richard D. The Art of Literary Research.
New York. W. W. Norton & Co. 1963. Revised edition. Hardcover in cloth boards. Very good in very good dust jacket. Book is tight and square. Underlining in preface to chapter two (thru page 44). Jacket bright with edge wear and closed tear at head of spine. 8vo. 304 pp. with index. "The standard for courses in bibliography and research methods and for programs in independent study and advanced composition." 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
Tools of the Writer's Trade: Writers Tell All About the Equipment and Services They find the Best., American Society of Journalists and Authors. Schultz, Dodi (Ed.).
4 American Society of Journalists and Authors. Schultz, Dodi (Ed.). Tools of the Writer's Trade: Writers Tell All About the Equipment and Services They find the Best.
New York. Harper Perennial. 1991. First paperback edition. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Trade paperback. 5.25" x 8". 403 pp. with 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature., Atwood, Margaret.
5 Atwood, Margaret. Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature.
Toronto. House of Anansi Press. 1972. First Edition. Second issue (number line begins with 1 and ends with 73). Inscribed by the author on the title page. 'For Steve Sara - Best wishes -  Hardcover in cloth boards. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Book is square, tight and clean with just a small spot of soil on the top edge of otherwise very bright page edges. Jacket is lightly rubbed with small closed tear at top of rear panel. 8vo. 287 pp. with resources, sources of epigraphs Atwood points out the patterns in Canadian literature that reflect "a national habit of mind." 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
Prose for Effective Composition., Baker, William D.
6 Baker, William D. Prose for Effective Composition.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Prentice-Hall. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover in cloth boards. Book is square & tight. Light rubbing to boards with wear at corners & spine ends. Former owner's name & church stamp on front free endpaper. Underlining & notes by former owner. 8vo. 544 pp. with index. Examples of prose in subjects ranging from the university to the arts. Contributors from Ben Johnson to Lawrence Ferlinghetti. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Writers In Love., Benet, Mary Kathleen.
7 Benet, Mary Kathleen. Writers In Love.
New York. Macmillan. 1977. First Edition. First printing. Hardcover in cloth & paper-wrapped boards. Fine in very good dust jacket. Book is as new. White jacket in mylar has light shelf rubbing and sunning to spine. 8vo. 273 pp. with notes & index. "Katherine Mansfield, George Eliot, Colette, and the men they lived with" and loved. Murry, Lewes, and Goudeket finally get their due. 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
The Late John Marquand: A Biography., Birmingham, Stephen.
8 Birmingham, Stephen. The Late John Marquand: A Biography.
Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover in cloth boards. Very good in very good dust jacket. Book is tight & clean with slight spine slant and small bookstore stamp on front free endpaper. Price clipped jacket is edge worn. 8vo. 322 pp. with author check-list and index. Birmingham's biography of his friend Marquand. "A witty, dedicated, cruel, tender, ambitious, selfish, brilliant man." Black & white photos & illustrations. 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
Writing the Novel: From Plot to Print., Block, Lawrence.
9 Block, Lawrence. Writing the Novel: From Plot to Print.
Cincinnati. Writer's Digest Books. 1983. 3rd printing. Hardcover in yellow cloth boards. Fine and unread in very good dust jacket. Black jacket is lightly rubbed with two closed tears on front panel. 8vo. 197 pp. plus adverts. Advice based on the author's 20 years of experience. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Biography and the Human Heart., Bradford, Gamaliel.
10 Bradford, Gamaliel. Biography and the Human Heart.
Boston. Houghton Mifflin. 1932. First Edition. Hardcover in cloth boards. A nice tight clean copy in bright edge worn jacket. Chip at bottom of front panel. 8vo. 283 pp. with appendix & index. Frontis of Horace Walpole plus 5 black & white plates. Studies of Longfellow, Whitman, Charlotte Cushman, Walpole & others plus essays on the art of biography. 
Price: 24.50 USD
 
 
Letters From Greenroom Ghosts., Brown, John Mason.
11 Brown, John Mason. Letters From Greenroom Ghosts.
New York. Viking. 1935. 3rd printing. Hardcover in cloth boards. Very good in good dust jacket. Book is tight with light dust soiling to top edge. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper. Jacket protect by mylar is worn with chips at head & heel of spine and top rear corner plus closed tears. 8vo. 207 pp. "The renowned drama critic's excursion into comparative criticism in the form of five letters 'written' by great figures of the theatre's living past to their leading counterparts in the present." Christopher Marlowe to Eugene O'Neill, Sheridan to Noel Coward, etc. 
Price: 9.50 USD
 
 
For Writers Only., Burnham, Sophy.
12 Burnham, Sophy. For Writers Only.
New York. Ballantine Books. 1996. First Trade Paperback Edition. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Trade paperback. 5" x 8". 208 pp. 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
Palaver: Modern African Writings., Cartey, Wilfred (Ed.).
13 Cartey, Wilfred (Ed.). Palaver: Modern African Writings.
New York. Thomas Nelson. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover in cloth boards. Very good in good+ dust jacket. Book is square & tight. Stain on corner edges. Jacket bright with edge wear and chips at corners. 8vo. 184 pp. "Anthology of diverse African writing. A Muslim of the Sudan, a prisoner in South Africa, an Ethiopian folklorist, a playwright of the Niger Delta, and many others." 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
The Doctor Looks at Biography: Psychological Studies of Life and Letters., Collins, Joseph.
14 Collins, Joseph. The Doctor Looks at Biography: Psychological Studies of Life and Letters.
New York. George H. Doran Co. 1925. First Edition with GHD symbol on title page. Hardcover in cloth boards. Book is square and tight with clean interior save for former owner's name and date on front free endpaper. Light dust soil to edges. Boards bright with light wear to corners and spine ends. Lacking dust jacket. 8vo. 344 pp. with books cited and index. Twelve tipped in photos & portraits of subjects from Mark Twain to Mme. Recamier. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
Some American Story Tellers., Cooper, Frederic Taber.
15 Cooper, Frederic Taber. Some American Story Tellers.
New York. Henry Holt & Co. 1911. First Edition. Hardcover in maroon cloth boards stamped in gilt. Very good lacking dust jacket. Book is tight and bright. Crease to front free endpaper and small college bookstore stamp on bottom edge. Spine lettering bright. Light wear to spine ends and corners. 8vo. 388 pp. with bibliography & index plus adver Frontis portrait plus 13 plates of portraits of the books subjects. Fourteen critical studies of contemporary writers. Bierce, Norris, Wister, Atherton, "O. Henry," Tarkington, Wharton, Glasgow, Wiggin, and others. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
The Dream of Golden Mountains: Remembering the 1930's., Cowley, Malcolm.
16 Cowley, Malcolm. The Dream of Golden Mountains: Remembering the 1930's.
New York. Viking Press. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover in cloth & paper-wrapped boards. Very good in very good dust jacket. Book is tight and clean with no interior markings. Bottom corners lightly bumped and light soil to top edges. Mylar protected jacket bright but edge worn. 8vo. 328 pp. with index. Cowley's memoir of the 30's and the influence of social events of the period on the literature of the time. 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
American Literature to 1900., Cunliffe, Marcus (Ed.).
17 Cunliffe, Marcus (Ed.). American Literature to 1900.
London. Sphere Books. 1986. First published in 1973 this is the 1986 revised edition. Number 8 in the Sphere History of Literature series. Hardcover in cloth boards. Fine in fine dust jacket. As new. 8vo. 400 pp. with bibliography, table of dates an 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Myths and Folk-Lore of Ireland., Curtin, Jeremiah.
18 Curtin, Jeremiah. Myths and Folk-Lore of Ireland.
New York. Weathervane Books. 1975. Reprint of the 1890 edition. Hardcover in green paper-wrapped boards. Very good in very good dust jacket. Book is square and tight. Gift inscription covers most of front free endpaper. Light soil to edges. Price clipped dust jacket contains bright cover illustrations front & back by Carolyn Stevenson. Light edge wear and wrinkle to bottom front corner. 8vo. 345 pp. with notes. Twenty myth tales collected by the author in 1887 from Gaelic speakers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Onward and Upward: A Biography of Katharine S. White., Davis, Linda H.
19 Davis, Linda H. Onward and Upward: A Biography of Katharine S. White.
New York. Harper & Row. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover in cloth boards. Near fine in fine dust jacket. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Else as new. 8vo. 300 pp. with acknowledgments, notes, bibliog Biography of the New Yorker editor and writer. Black & white photos & illustrations. 
Price: 8.50 USD
 
 
Counter-Tradition: The Literature of Dissent and Alternatives., Delany, Sheila (Ed.) with foreword by Louis Kampf.
20 Delany, Sheila (Ed.) with foreword by Louis Kampf. Counter-Tradition: The Literature of Dissent and Alternatives.
New York. Basic Books. 1971. Near fine in pictorial wrappers. Book is tight and clean with light rubbing to wraps. Trade paperback. 6" x 9". 377 pp. with bi From Amos, Thucydides and Plutarch to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Malcolm X, and Che Guevara. 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
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